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brother last year in another city. we'll hear from her tonight at 6:00. >> there has been yet another shooting in oakland today. all about the same time the police chief and city's mayor are trying to bring in some top cops to brief up crime fighting strategies. there will be a return to community policing. chief howard jordan wants to hire policemangers to act as consultants.e bill bratten is going to lead the team with vaughn waserman from boston. >> we'll give him recommendations to make sure that they're implementing it. it's my responsibility. >> this after a jauj agreed to have a court appointed director oversee the police department. the oakland city council going to complete in january to consider that plan. and coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00 abc 7 news's nick smith looks into how much this duo will cost the city. >> a church is trying to show young people alternatives to the kind of activities that can get them into trouble. allen? >> this may look like average lock in. but this is the second time they've had a big event like this for kids. it's one of the outlets for good,
at this point. so a situation here at the san jose city college campus of confusion as people wait to find out what is going on. i know i heard from stores there is confusion whether or not there has been first person reports from anyone inside of the buildings. they saw a gunman in the building. so, that is a verification process which police are trying to do now, and to find out how much of this is secondhand information and how much of it is validated. let's go back to you. >> thank you. very much. >> on the phone is the chancellor at san jose city college. are you there? can you hear us?. >> hello? yes.. >> i know it's a busy time. first give us the latest as far as what you know in terms of whether there is a gunman or not? >> we don't know at this point. and there was a text message indicating that there was a gunman on campus, our police responded immediately and have indicated we have great cooperation from san jose police department, all buildings have been individuals in the east side of the campus have been he skrak waited except for two buildings, science and technology. a classroo
city heading towards san jose, sunnyvale and mountain view, american canyon, vallejo across 80, benicia, hercules, el cerrito heading towards pleasant hill, walnut creek, across marin headlands will hit san francisco in 10 minutes already getting a shower from there daly city, south san francisco to pacifica. scattered showers today, low to mid 50s. >>> good morning. past golden gate fields and university avenue, berkeley into emeryville, getting a little busy 80 westbound still moving nicely into the macarthur maze. no delays at the bay bridge toll, wet on the golden gate bridge this morning and light traffic conditions. down three lanes in the southbound direction, two north light week this week traffic wise between christmas sonoma flooding 121, 12 closed at 8th in shellville area due to road being closed and flooded. terry mcsweeney will have an update in a bit. south 101 washington petaluma clearing stages of that accident could be cleared by now. north 680 at mckey, accident in san jose, first reports east al 0 at eden canyon of an accident. -- >>> you just said it, at 121 and 12
too, the reporting stations are at 36 and 37, 39 redwood city and los gatos. low to mid 40s the rest of the bay and coast. this afternoon dry mostly sunny, temperatures in the mid 50s. >>> developing news from southern california. classes will resume at cal-state fullerton this morning after a manhunt put the campus in lock down mode for several hours. officers did not find the suspected robber. the man ran into the business school after a high speed freeway chase 4:00 yesterday around. he was one of five who robbed a pawnshop and jewelry store. police captured three, students barricaded themselves in classrooms until getting the all-clear around midnight. >>> scary moments for a bicyclist who ended up trapped beneath a street sweeper in san francisco 12:30 this morning south of market. firefighters called for special units to pull the cyclist out he is expected to survive. >>> san francisco police have launched a full into one of their own. sergeant could face discipline after stunning video of reckless driving went viral. terry mcsweeney is at the scene. >> reporter: this is where
. >>> in san jose police investigating the city's 46 homicide of the year. police responded to reports of a man with a gun on lewis road and wall street, east of highway 87 in south san jose. when officers arrived they found a man who had been shot to death. the investigation is in the early stages. a news crew is on the scene more details as soon as they become available. >> skwhraoping right now, a judge has just reduced detail for the san francisco woman charged with killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident. 23-year-old gina eunice was just arraigned on felony vehicular manslaughter, dui and hit-and-run this is last week. police say she hit four pedestrians at twin peaks lookout december 13th. one victim thrown down a hill, another victim, a 56-year-old woman died at the hospital. investigators say eunice left the scene. others found her damaged car a short distance away. the judge has reduced her bail from two million dollars to one million dollars. if she makes bail she will face mandatory monitoring. >>> oakland police investigator going through video and talking to witnesses to try
it down. it's the city's responsibility to trim the trees. >> we don't have the number of trues that we'd like. in fact tree maintenance cycle is far short of that. it's a resource issue of money. >> some trees supposed to be maintained by homeowners. across town in san francisco russian hill neighborhood, this family narrowly escaped being hit by a huge cypress tree. one piece spearing through the master bedroom. >> fell over my head. one of the branches, the main trunk of the tree fell into our yard. and then, one branch fell into our house. >> trees like this one found in city parks are usually removed later. this one will remind neighbors of the power of the most recent storm. >> i did hear a lot of rain coming down. a lot of wind. but no sounds at night. so just came out a minute ago. and wow. there is a tree gone. >> and again i'm on 14th avenue. in the richmond district. here is an interesting fact for you. there are about 103,000 neighborhood trees in san francisco. the city maintains about a third of them. i'm live in san francisco now, let's go to my colleague, wayne freedman
that quake, a small tsunami came ashore in the city of ing give with waves about three feet, -- no damage. before the quake television broke too programming warning a strong quake was due to hit after it did warnings came for those living near the coast to flee to higher ground that warning has been lifted across north eastern japan. it is the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000 and gathered the world's worst nuclear crisis, leaking radiation into the sea and air this morning the power company reports that no problems have been seen at any of their nuclear plants. officials are still assessing the damage. we are hearing that several were hurt, we are monitoring to find out where those reports are coming from. cornell bernard, abc7 news. >>> let's get a check on the forecast here. fog out there. >> yeah, it is out there and very fence being thankfully patchy in the sand -- very dense, thankfully patchy in the san ramon valley, right now it is dry reduced visibilities you don't have wet roads. at the reporting stations thickest napa and novato. in my drive it wa
. >>> oakland's city leaders reaching for help to stem growing crime right, plan calls for consulting with veteran law enforcement officials from los angeles and boston, it includes a return to neighborhood policing with five districts drawn. >>> state senator jerry hill of san mateo will introduce a bill to require repeat drunk drivers to blow into a breathalyzer before they hit the road even if sober. would it require ignition devices on vehicles after a driver's second conviction. the device requires a breath sample before the engine can start. right now it is up to the court to decide. >>> expect to see more officers on bay area streets tonight through new year's eve. the chp and other law enforcement agencies are cracking down. they are setting up dui checkpoints in the north bay, south bay and peninsula, starting 6:00 through monday night. >>> it is 4:35. high school senior faces possibility of being expelled after writing a poem that alarmed some at her san francisco school. the 17-year-old attends life learning academy. her poem talks about the shooting in connecticut. she red
. it happened at san jose city college. abc7 news reporter john alston is there live with the latest for us. john? >> carolyn, that all clear came at 7:45. no shots were fired. no gunman was found. for about four hours, no one was quite sure. heavily-armed officers from san jose city college and the city police department swarmed over the campus where hundreds of students were in the middle of their exienl exams. their final exams. the officers searched all five floors of the technology building. >> the scarest part of the evening was when the police came in with their guns basically up. >> on the third floor were journalism students from the san jose college times who took pictures as the drama unfolded. reporters and photographers with the best vantage point. >> they came through the side door, the adjoining classroom and ordered us hands up, drop your cameras, drop whatever you are doing. at which point they told us what they were going to do. they were going to frisk us, check our bags and let us out. >> the search began around 4:30 when the college police department's dispatch center g
flooding in marin city. >> it's only expected to get worse.> let's check in now with spencer christian for the latest. >> rain is on the way. it's notwujhj here yet. we're precipitation-free but not far to the north up around eureka, we've got a large mass of moisture and some cases of heavy down pours moving into our direction. we'll start at 7:00 this evening. we'll see clouds thickening and perhaps the first wave of rain will have arrived by that time in the northern most part of sonoma county. you'll notice to about midnight, you'll see rain sweeping through the bay area, this front will keep sweeping through and be trailed by showers, some will be widely scattered showers, some, more organized meaning possibly a wet commute in the morning at 5:00 in the morn. so you can see here, rain is evening event, overnight, we'll see rain tapering off to showers by
city where there was flooding they saw flooding on bike trails, parking lots up to the doorsteps of some businesses. today is expected to be the peak. king tides happen when the sun and moon align to the gravitational pull brings more water on to the shore. people knew it was happening but still surprised by the amount of water. >> there was flooding, i had no idea it was that bad. >> how long have you been riding here? >> i right everyday or try. [ inaudible ] >> have you ever seen this king tide before? >> not this way, no. >> reporter: she gave up and riding through that area yesterday. the highest tides of the year are expected today. the peak is expected to happen this morning. they are not thinking there is going to be huge problems just flooding, that you will be able to make your way around. caltrans will be out in the various areas known to flood to help people get around. the king tides will last through saturday. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> 6:03. cal-state fullerton announced this morning classes will go on as schedule even though the campus was locked down until af
have been a benefit, not just to patients but the community. >> the city of oakland has taken the unprecedented step of suing the federal government to prevent harborside from being shut down. what that s.at stake is mer than just money, it's also about public safety. >> they wouldg-8ñ be sell investigated to the back)éx9> alleyways. then we have to divert police resources to address the criminal activity. >> but activity on the fed radar is what's happening at harborside. the justice department tactic is to go egg avenue land lords, threatening to seize their properties unless pot sales stop. today, assistant u.s. attorney said they can sell popcorn there, and candy but cannot use for illegal purposes. the landlords are trying to comply and ask the judge today for preliminary injunctions to force harbor side to obey. >> given the government's for fit -- fort fit you're action shea she has no choice but to act in what the government wants. the government wants harborside shut down. >> the city believes five year statute of limitations passed, for the feds to make a move, sin
daly city and colma. you are on the radar of those showers heading your way. they are sliding quickly. you will get a brief,d"7 lighto moderate shower maybe 30 seconds, it gone this going to repeat throughout the day with temperatures in the 50s, low to mid 50s. >>> good morning. light out there, first look or second look at bay bridge toll, traffic is very light heading into san francisco, no problems upper deck through the tunnel into the city out of san rafael northern portion of san rafael past lucas valley road and freitas parkway towards north san pedro road, very light, reports in paoup southbound of an accident at washington street, -- i'll update that at our next trip, mass transit, muni everybody on a regular schedule and on time. >>>Ñ5bx commuters in sonoma couy could use a break from the rain right now flood waters are still impassable on highways 12 and 121. terry mcsweeney is live at the intersection. >> reporter: the best i've got right now is sometime today. what happens is when there's a heavy down tour as there was yesterday and a high tide, this -- this ro
and into the neighborhood. city crews tell us piles of large debris plugged up the culvert and the force of the flood water started washing away the earth between the culvert and the road. that's when the pavement collapsed on top of the utility lines. there could have been raw sue -- sewage running down the treat. >> it was a moving target. we saul the road had begun to dip, appeared to be failing. we called central sand. they were working on top of the failing road, and they worked very rapidly through the morning, and were able to get the line in before the road finally collapsed. reporter: this chest of drawers is among the debris that washed down the creek and plugged up the culvert. you can see logs, tree stumps and an assortment of garbage. the city still doesn't have an accurate read how many homes are affected but says the residents will probably by without water throughout the night. interestingly the same culvert was plugged and caused serious flooding in 1997. back livement you can see the hole in the ground. hey several utility crews out here trying to restore service and other crews are tryin
robberies are connected. >>> san francisco city hall could be filled with naked people again today when the board of supervisors is expected to give final approval to a city wide ban on nudity. the board voted 6-5 to give initial approval to the ordinance. they plan to do the same today. the legislation would amend the city's code to prohibit nudity and streets, plazas, sidewalks and other public spaces. more in a live report from terry mcsweeney in the income half hour. >>> we are keeping a close -- close eye own your commute to see if the muni subway can get back on schedule. >> this may not be the day to protest and -- you know what we're talking about. mike has more on the weather. >> nice visual there, thank you eric. >> yeah, thank you. >>> sprinkles sea ranch towards cloverdale be treatmented for that in the next 20 to 30 minutes in cloverdale. -- otherwise live doppler showing dry weather over the rest of us, cloud cover so it is mild this morning, warmer than it was yesterday morning, 40s and 50s out there upper 40s to low 50s, until you go san francisco 55, temperatures four
into law. deputies tried to move quickly to cover the protestors. there is a rule requiring clothes at city hall. when taking their off, three men, four women were tossed out. >> i am nudist butuqcdñ i prepae to have the freedom of being in the sexual revolution. >> the law will take affect in february unless a judge sides with the nudist who's say the ban violates their civil rights. there willo#z be permitted devents. but that doesn't satisfy the protestors. >> it teaches children that they should be ashamed of their bodies and adults they should ab shamed of their body autos supervisor scott weiner says his constituents were tired of seeing a group of naked guys every day. sow sponsors this citywide ordinance. >> i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it passed and to move on to other thing autos but that is not likely to happen right away. there is now a criminal charge against local blogger michael petrillis posting this picture of scott weiner in a bathroom preparing to brush his teeth. what he had tried to take was a picture of the supervisor again talls. the district attorne
get married talking about marriage equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting three years tone joy the same privilege these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon, two people were who married before the ban. >> there are over 100,000 legally married same-sex couple as cross this nationu]qhñ and thousands of more still to come, soon. >> dennis herera is arguing against prop 8. >> i am grad fid and confident the supreme court, now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same result that the district court does d., and will find prop 8 discriminates against gay and lesbian couples here in the state of california. >> in sacramento this afternoon a spokesman is confident the high court will support the ban. >> i expect four, or five justices to up hold prop l. why? because the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage knit. and 10th amendment says what is not in federal powers belongs to the state. >> the court could"4w5e go eithr way. today, lawyers said they'll argue before the high court that there is no just
capacity clips and are demanding the city of oakland make public safety a priority. >> we demand our mayor declare oakland a state of emergency and get the mutual aid we can get from the governor's office and all that will come to help us, because our city is out of control. >> ama: several community and religious groups joined forces for the rally, save, soldiers against vines -- violence everywhere. >>> with new year's eve two days away, local police agency and the chp have again stepping up patrol and dui checkpoints. checkpoints will be in operation in redwood city, san francisco, san jose, and other cities. you can leave the car home. muni, caltrain, will offer free service. b.a.r.t. won't be free but will be operating trains until 3:00 a.m. on new year's day. >> with less than three days to go for the so called live in live in, president obama is confident a deal will be reached. the president said in this weekly address, agreement won't be easy but politics can't get in the way. >> we just can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our me. the economy is growing, but keeping
city college for the first time since the campus was locked down yesterday because of reports of a gunman on campus. no gun man was found. terry mcsweeney -- will tell us more about the jitters there. >> reporter: yeah, this morning, police continue their search not for a gunman but for the people -- more than one person who is responsible for the pandemonium here at san jose city college yesterday. take a look at pictures started 4:30 yesterday afternoon. everything you see the result of a 911 call to police saying that another person had told the caller that they had seen someone with a rifle near the tech center. students got text alerts and the campus was cleared. journalism students had the best view of everything >> basically they came through a side door and ordered us, hands up, drop your cameras, drop whatever you are doing and at which point they told us what they were going to do, frisk us, check our bags and let us out. >> reporter: these are pictures from the students at san jose city college. everything you see based on a call from someone who had been told by so
in santa cruz, santa clara county. moderate rain in fremont and gusty winds in union city. on the peninsula, a heavy downpour and winds have lightened up here. but still some light rain. the front has yet to move through san francisco. some heavier rain on the peninsula from woodside to 280 and flooding is happening in the santa cruz mountains. we are looking at rain rates of an inch an hour and another additional inch is forecasted. take a look at these current wind gusts. you can see where the front has moved through. it is breezy and dangerous out there. and throw 10:15 we will be looking at flooding imminent, and then beyond that the creeks and the streams will be draining into the rivers, and then we are looking at the rivers rising right on through midday. carolyn? >> it is a wild morning. thank you, low saw. both eastbound lanes of the richmond san rafael bridge remain blocked by an overturned big rig right now. the chp won't even think about moving it until the winds die down. abc7 news reporter nick smith is on the bridge to update this storm-related news. >> carolyn, this is the f
things piling up , you will have to go to the city and let them know there is a problem before it becomes critical. in this case it was a little late. >> back live and you can see they are excavating the chunks of pavement that collapsed into the hole. the city will be out here assessing the damage before they get to work replacing the entire culvert. again, the city manager says it could take quite some time. reporting live in lafayette, alan wang, abc news. >> thank you. >>> a portion of highway 1 flooded stranding cars. they were over the scene as the rescue truck pulled away. we caught up with one of the drivers, and she told us she was driving through the flood just fine until something happened. >> a truck came by and just completely washed me over. a huge wave of water came over the car and i couldn't see a thing and the car died. >> some nice people pulled kate's car to high ground and helped her get it started again. the water has receded enough to not pose a threat to drivers. >>> peter sent us this picture this morning via you report. he says some good samaritans rescued the dr
101 at third, partially blocking right lane you may see slow traffic heading into the city. let's look at the waze app, 101 through petaluma into novato spotters are reporting fog visibility could be affected. download this app to get around your commute, free on the apple app store and google play. >>> 6:02. breaking news near livermore two chp officers injured when their car flipped during a high speed chase this is altamont pass, the pursuit started 3:30 this morning near isabel avenue in livermore officers were chasing a speeding driver through a construction zone when they flipped. officers were taken to the hospital to be checked out. kira klapper will have more in a live report in a few minutes. >>> happening now we are waiting for the u.s. supreme court to reveal within the next hour whether it will weigh in on same-sex marriage. the court is expected to announce whether it will review the legality of prop 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. the court may take up federal defense of marriage act which bars federal benefits to same-sex couples flash flood the court does rev
as is san bruno south san francisco daly city, colma towards burlingame that is going to continue to sink south over the next hour if you live near the dumbarton bridge or north you will get light to moderate rain and light rain in the south bay possibly moderate rain in the santa cruz mountains. over the past six hours russian river only quarter of an inch, santa rosa half an inch. petaluma a little more than a quarter. let's talk about temperatures dress for mid 50s to low 60s. mid 50s around the monterey bay. rain this morning, showers this afternoon. foggy spots the next couple of nights brighter and drier starting tomorrow. here's that wave we talked about yesterday, hooking up with the front slowing progress bringing us the higher intensity of rain during the morning commute, you can see noon the steadier rain moves east, scattered light showers will continue during the afternoon hours if you have outdoor plans be prepared overnight maybe a stray shower then tomorrow's morning commute all gone a little fog forming then partly sunny and dry thursday afternoon. rainfall amounts up to
point.7)÷ >> saying the city is losing more experienced officers than it will be able to recruit and retain. happening now a half dozen police officers walked away from the department just this week. there are 44 new recruits but since september, 36 officers resigned or retired from the department. the union says if you add in officer who's have given notice and will be gone by the end of the month, the city is now losing officers at a faster pace than it will be ever to replai.s poa says experienced cops are leaving in record numbers and this in the case of pay cuts and better opportunities in other cities. >> we call it voting with your feet. they're walking out. we can't strike or do job actions. so the only way to send a leave. >> the mayor says the city has fewer officers than 10 years ago. the budget increased and the city needs to rain in those costs. san jose voters support read form measures. the union says it did not anticipate the experiodus it's aggressive fiscal reform. >> police trying to find a serial rapist in richmond. >> the rapist changed his appearance when he
a little slow traffic from hayward towards foster city. slow out of antioch, typical, hillcrest to 242 in concord for this time of the morning. slow traffic out there al 0 grant line earlier spin-out cleared. roadwork still to be picked up in a few minutes eastbound dumbarton should be cleared momentarily. >>> new this morning, in a few hours the coast guard will be back out at mare island to search for the man who disappeared from a tugboat over the weekend. that's where we find amy hollyfield with more on the equipment crews plan on using itch >> reporter: the u.s. caught is going to be -- using a sonar video camera this morning to search the strait where they think they will find the man. 77-year-old philip mattingly of fair oaks disappeared saturday night. he been working on a world war ii vessel from a tugboat that was docked at vallejo's mare island. police say his personal items were still on the boat and his truck is still in the parking lot. >> we don't suspect foul play. due to the fact that we did findob: mr. mattingly's vehicle, his boat and personal affects left unsecured
emergency surgery. no word on what may have led to those stabbings. >>> new york city police have arrested the woman they say pushed a man onto subway tracks killing him. prosecutors charge menendez with murder as a hate crime. she allegedly told police she shoved a man onto the track because she hates hindus and muslims because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. >>> the victim, sunando sen, was from india. >>> and finally, changing subjects here, talk about quick thinking. a small boat was caught on camera as it went up in flames on the bank of a lake in new zealand. no one on land could reach the boat but watch as another boat on the water speeds by creating a wake, clever thinking there, enough to drown out the flames in one shot but the boater made a couple more passes to make sure that the burning boat was extinguished and apparently it worked. >> quick thinking. >> pretty quick thinking. now a slightly used boat in new zealand. half off or more. >> all right, ron, thanks. >>> well, we are happy to say there's very good news this morning about the health of former president george h.w. bu
that event. according to city officials there have been 67 homicides so far in san francisco this year. last year, there were 50. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> a number of tributes to the newtown victims are planned for tomorrow a week after the shooting. >> church as cross the country, include something here in the bay area will ring bells 26 times. beginning at 9:30 in the morning that. is one ring for each person killed. number of web sites planning to go dark for a minute, a pop up will be featured asking visitors to pause, and remember their victims. >> abc news will air a special report tomorrow morning and will stream that special report for you live at abc 7 news.com. and you can express your sympathy by posting this badge on your facebook wall. be sure to stay with us for continuing coverage of the connecticut school shootings. >> people in a normally quiet hayward apartment building dealing with a murder today it happened in the middle of the day in a parking lot there. police have little to go on. this murder forced the shut down of two schools. >> sky 7 hd was over the parking
the city chain of command. >> they'll be reporting to me as a group. >> the group will give the chief mek ren -- recommendations. this is at a cost. let's ask the city council presented with a proposal for a fee of $250,000. money to be pulled from the city general fund. smik smith, abc 7 news. >> investigators are trying to learn what prompted a screaming call to 911 ending in a deadly shooting. it happened in an apartment complex on creekside drive near south maine street. laura anthony joins us live. are these worrying there is a danger to the public from this? >> no. they said this afternoon that this incident was isolated to the apartment behind me them have also the corner here identifying the man killed as a 22-year-old anthony banta junior, police tell us he had a weapon but won't tell us what kind. >> this is fair to say they're concerned for their emwell ook releasing few details police maintain the man shot and killed by their officers posed an immediate threat. it"ñ started with a call from a cell phone at 3:15. a woman could be heard screaming in the bok ground. when officer
:00. th is just outside the hayward city limits. the tracks were shutdown while authorities investigated. the authorities have not released the identity of the victim. >>> two people managed to walk away from a car fire today. alan wang shot this video. he was there before the fire department arrived on scene. the accident happened just before 4:00 this afternoon. the driver lost control while exiting highway 24 at fish ranch road. the exit was closed for awhile, but is open tonight. >>> discussion about a controversial soccer field project in san rafael continues when the city council meets tomorrow night. the proposed complex at the san rafael airport is opposed by environmental groups and some residents. concerns include the impact on wildlife and airport safety issues. supporters say the city needs more athletic fields. it is supported by a 5 to 1 vote by the planning commission. >>> southwest airlines settled a lawsuit worth $29 million for denying passengers the use of drink vouchers that didn't have an expiration date. the class action suit covers 5.8 million unredeemed tickets is
to give opponents a chance to be heard in federal court. they say a ban on being naked in city streets, sidewalks and plaz yaz violates their civil rights. >> this is just going that way, it's a crush to my generation. >> it's been a issue in the castro and elsewhere. and after two years, i am trying to avoid dealing with it. i felt, i had to deal witness. i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it pass. and to move on to other thing autos seven people detained one woman put in a van, taken into custody for resisting arest. let me tell but a little oddity here at city hall with this vote. the first tinl around a couple weeksing ayork waits 6.5, today, 7-4 looked like scott weiner picked up support but the supervisor says no. i was just distracted and i accidentally voted in favor of the ban. she asked for the vote retaken it was, again, 6-5 in favor of banning public nudity. >> this led to an arrest of a san francisco blogger who sent a picture of supervisor scott weiner in a bathroom and wrote about it in his blog. last week he was arrested and charged under a law design frod de
the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 27th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. this year's holiday gift giving frenzy is drawing to a close. for many of us, that means this season's spending remorse is sinking in. the average american spent an estimated $700 during the holidays this year, so tonight, we wanted to bring you an inside look at the bargain stores that could help out with your wallet rehab. abc's ryan owens brings us inside the booming business of being cheap. >> reporter: they're opening their doors faster than new starbucks. >> i like it because it's cheaper. >> reporter: there are now more dollar stores in the united states than drugstores. >> since the prices are so good, it's like why not? >> you can get more stuff for cheaper. >> reporter: a $56 billion industry. >> i think we can double the size of our chain within this country. >> reporter: each pin on this map represents one family dollar store. howard levine is the ceo of that chain. >> tons of growth here. this i
city killed last night. the victim of a police chase in pasadena that ended in a tragic crash. a woman and boy kill whtd suv police were chasing ran a red light and smashed into their minivan. the suv took off near the scene of a fatal shooting that happened on christmas day. one man was killed in the shooting and another remains in critical condition. investigator are now trying to determine if there is a connection between the victims and the four occupants of the suv being chased. >> a u.s. postal worker from san bruno under arrest for stealing mail using stolen credit cards. daily city police say that he stashed bags of mail in his home to find unused credit cards, caught using the cards and is accused of giving others to friends. he faces up to seven years for identity theft and possession of stolen property. >> a work worker is in critical condition. sky 7 hd over the scene to bring us these pictures. this worker fell 20 feet through a cuttout. crews add a tough time getting to that man. >> we had to take scaffolding to get down to them. there was a little problem getting to him.
to bury father and son anywhere native mexico city. there's been a bank account sent up at a wells fargo bank to try to help the family bury the father and son in mexico city. if you go to abc7.com, and click "see it on tv", you can see the link, and perhaps if you want to donate to the family, you can there. reporting live in san francisco, abc-7 news. >> ama: heavy winds created strong waves and a busy day for first responders in san francisco. they were called out to more than two dozen incidents in the way, all which were false alarms. the big waves were good to surfers and the coast guard. they used the swells to run training and rescue drills. the waves did cause problem for people trying to catch fish or crab. >> we weren't able to the crab nets got tangled up and we had to leave. >> the waves are expected to calm down tomorrow. >> pg&e crews are working to restore service to people in danville where a huge tree fell and damaged powerline. 1800 results were effected but only 50 customers are currently without power. >>> a three-alarm fire rips through self apartments in the missio
this is going to be this way for a while. city officials are looking for a permanent fix that might not come until spring. look at the mess on this street that they have to cleanup, the pavement piled up in front of this home. it is going to be a while until this neighborhood gets back to normal here's a good look at the hole in the daytime this happened 8:30 yesterday morning. not only created a huge hole, but snapped off a water service line, a water main and a sewage line this happened because there was too much in the creek it plugged up the culvert that sent the water gushing on to the street and eroded the soil this is causing a headache for residents. >> bottled water, just going to the bathroom. >> it may be the case we have to wait until we have dry weather before we can do a permanent fix. this road could be closed for some time. >> reporter: it could have been worse, raw sewage almost made night the creeks, crews were able to build a bypass just before the collapse. city officials are now begging residents to please, keep the creeks clear of garbage and when they do see garbage p
sedan on the downward side of the highrise approaching foster city boulevard still blocking the right lane. it on the western portion of the bridge. the flat section you will begin to see brake light as approaching the highrise. so far traffic is moving nicely past the scene. they are expecting to have that accident out of lanes by 5:30 this morning. currently in the right lane. take a look at road sensors across the span not a bad drive westbound over towards the foster city area. high tide expected 10:34 this morning tides northbound 101 highway 1 expected to be flooded caltrans will be on the scene. >>> another chance of flooding tomorrow at 11:30 those are the two highest tides over the next couple of days. good morning. live doppler dry radar return off the coast way down around monterey otherwise cool conditions this morning. mid to upper 30s at reporting stations. going to be cooler in your neighborhood frost already out there 39 redwood city low to mid 40s bay shore and towards the coast. today mostly sunny across the board 53 to 56°. >>> 5:2. unusually high tide as
. >> the city of san francisco is judge to dismiss a lawsuit. they filed a motion to threat debatethroughout in morning. on they expect it to dismiss the case. nudity ban takes place in february 1st and only allows nudity allows in bay to breakers and certain functions. >> find out how high they will have to turn on the car heaters this morning. we'll have sue hall. live look at san francisco and embarcadero area, just gorgeous. >> a myriad of reigns reasons to tune in. >> safety warning for parents, common household appliance that could be putting your kids at risk. >> that is where it is staying in the air and evaporating before it reaches the ground. the air is so dry underneath it is taking it away. the air is so cold, we are still under a frost advisory from 2:00 to 8:00. temperatures in mid 30s to 40 inland and upper 30s around the bay. >> pretty light out there for a friday morning. that is how we like it. we have a live looblg from the bay bridge, metering lights have just been flipped on. carpool lanes are getting by and minimum delay to the west grand overcrossing. bart, muni, calt
on the peninsula. daly city police arrested romeo natan after investigators say he tried to use stolen credit cards at tear get store he obtained those cards after filling out applications to customers along his route. the d.a.'s office suspects he snatched up to 3,000 pieces of mail. >> you and i as victims may not know there was a credit card envelope taken out of my mail and somebody fill it out and got a credit card. >> thing to happen during the see sown of giving -- terrible thing to happen during the season of giving. >> three of his friends face charges police say they bought items with those stolen credit cards. >>> air travel to and from the east coast is a nightmare because of a severe winter storm causing power outages, accidents and rising death toll. katie marzullo is here with more. >> reporter: the number of people killed has tripled since yesterday morning. the storm that is dumping snow is blamed for 15 deaths. there's anywhere from a few inches to two feet of snow in dining room locations in the northeast. it is creating -- creating chaos on the roads and airports. >> just a lit
-minute shoppers. 24-hour sales. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is live at macy's in daily city. thomas? >> ama, dan, these stores want to make sure the last-minute shopper has someplace to go. beginning today macy's is having one of the longest one-day sales i have ever seen. they opened at 7:00 a.m. and they will go straight through until 7:00 a.m. on sunday. they are not alone. >> all of the last-minute stuff i got, i think. i have a few to go, but i'm pretty close. >> richard humphrey is a last-minute shopper who has come to the mall. the stores have some entice meant for procrastinators. there are some offering discounts of 50, 65 or 75% off. the one store in the mall that is offering a full two days of shopping and sales is macy's. th is one of the more than 800 macy's stores that is staying open for a full 48 hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. sunday. the idea is to make sure last-minute shoppers will be able to find a store open what ever the hour. it worries frank diaz. >> concerned about who they are going to have coming in at 3:00 in the morning to shop. that's kind of crazy. >> some
bay very heavy rain, ra rains down to the peninsula, redwood city across the bay and hayward and union city. lighter amounts from san jose, blossom hill road but take a look up towards moraga, light rain. here are the heavier cells, napa just reported a thunderstorm. this morning, look for the stormy conditions with windy gusts anywhere from 40-50 miles an hour. possibility of a thunderstorm. it will change to showers by the afternoon. break tonight but more heavy rain tomorrow. >>> happening right now. chp has both directions. highway 1 near olema is blomd. if you can't, expect delays, there is no estimated time for the reopening of that roadway. >> the wet weather has been causing problems all over the bay area. some of those problems may linger for the next few days. alan wang reports from santa rosa. >> jill stopped at the water's edge west of santa rosa and decided to roll the dice. >> came through a couple of hours ago but i thought i could make it through this time. >> unlike these trucks and suvs that made it across, their toyota got swamped in a foot half of water just like th
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. >>> san francisco city officials are urging new year's eve party-goers to take advantage of several transit options and leave the car at home tonight. bart will be running trains until 3 a.m., new year's day if you are coming from the east bay, pittsburg bay point and richmond strains will stop at montgomery station beginning at 8 p.m., not the embarcadero, muni offering free rides 8 to 6 a.m., you can ride free on sam trans and cal trains starting at 11:00 tonight >>> live look outside at the bay area toll plaza traffic sailing along fine. meteorologist mike nicco will have your full forecast, kristen and you are keeping an eye on the roads we'll have a live traffic update. >>> how a vodka bottle is being credited with thwarting a stick-up rob rich all caught 11111111g -- >>> notice your heater running a little more last night? here the reason why. let's take about the winds they are out there, not much, wilt maybe it feel a degree or two cooler when you step out. this afternoon, high clouds and sunshine, need the sunglasses and low to mid 50s, as we move through time, frost tomorr
. >>> san francisco board considering legislation to expand no smoking policies in the city. land reports may be forces to tell renters if their new neighbors are smokers. if the measure is approved. building with 50 or fewer units will have until december of next year to designate smoking or nonsmoking. the board will vote next year on measure that bans smoking at street fairs and other outdoor events on city owned property. >>> sonoma and concord debating issues on growing marijuana for medicinal use. the board will consider a plan to limit medical marijuana patients to having six mature plants and eight ounces of dry pot, per year, the same as the state law. sonoma allows 30 plants and three pounds of dried pot in concord hearing to decide whether patients should continue to be allowed to grow marijuana outdoors or move towards banning it city wide. >>> recreational marijuana use is legal in colorado. governor signed the bill into law yesterday even though he does not endorse it. he said he didn't want to block the will of the voters. medical marijuana was already legal in colorado, no
daly city and about higher elevations of east bay not a lot of moisture associated with this system, chilly temperatures in fact this is mild now, 52 in oakland, in the low 40s north bay the rest of the day grab heavier coat, isolated rain showers mid 50s. >>> lightwater on the roads so take care live shot of the san mateo bridge moisture on the lens flat section of the bridge headed westbound tail lights towards the highrise everything at the limit, 13, 14 minute drive between hayward and peninsula in either direction, everything is looking good. san jose near cupertino southbound 280 at bird stall lane three blocking roadway north 87 at highway 101 still accident blocking right lane there. grand avenue on-ramp to eastbound 580 partially blocked with injury accident there. >>> autopsy will be performed to determine how a teenager was killed in a quiet san jose neighborhood yesterday afternoon. the victim is thought to be an 18-year-old man they say he may have been stabbed in the neck before or as he was behind the wheel of his pick-up truck his truck was found before 3:30 yesterda
. redwood city 280 looking at big cell. central bay will be in it for another hour and rest of the bay area including the south bay, just a break for the bulk of the day and then another system that could bring flooding for our area tomorrow. we'll be tracking that coming up in a little bit. >> katie: coverage in the south bay, wet, windy weather has made its way after drenching the north bay. live in los gatos and you were in san mateo earlier this morning, tell us how the drive is and how the new location compares. >> our drive from san mateo to los gatos was a steady pouring down rain, but it wasn't very heavy. we had the wind khial wipers on the whole time. very slick conditions on the road. but now we're here in los gatos the rain is much lighter than it was. it's moving toward the central coast. highway 17 is slick. we passed one of those electronic traffic signs and it said reduce speed. handful of cars but they are not reducing their speed but hopefully people will be careful out there. we have video from san mateo where it was deluge this morning pouring rain a, who are piston dal
the hill. >> i know that people are working on it. i've gt confidence in this city to take care of it. >> the city estimates that the cost of the repair runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they're not worried about paying for it. unlike other cities, lafayette has a $5 million rainy day fund as its called and as city managers told us. yesterday qualifies as a rainy day. in lafayette, abc 7 news. >> this did thank you. near scott's valley would be closed sometime as well. you can see part of one lane has been washed away. this is a sparsely populated area but people who live here it's going to be inconvenient getting around this closure, officials should have a better idea how long this will take within the next few days. >> we're learning tonight 30,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled out of a man hole during the storm. the ross valley sanitary district blaimz it on a clogged sewer line. some 20,000 gallons washed in the local creeks and streams. >> students will be back in class tomorrow in a marin county middle school closed today because of storm damage. a building in
if approved that new crime reduction team of both waserman and bradden will cost the city $250,000. nick smith, abc 7 news. >> police are not releasing a lot of information about a deadly shooting by a police officer this morning. officers say they could hear a woman screaming in the background of a 911 call from the apartment. they arrived and were confronted by an armed man. police say the officers were forced to shoot the man butúj4 refused to give more detail autos there is more than one officer involved. however, i will not disclose identities for number involved but there are no officers injured in this incident. >> police would not say what provoked this shooting. the district attorney joined the investigation. ples say this is the city's first officer involved shooting since 2001. >> in oakland, business owners frightened and frustrated after returning to work to find their shops vandalized over the christmas holiday. sometime tuesday night, someone smashed windows in stores. the back wind yof a van was broken. and the operator says this type of crime is just too commo
leandro and oakland up through berkeley and west toward daly city. a few light showers in the city through the san ramon valley and dublin. also hayward and union city, down through castro valley, 280. redwood city. as you head further south from sunnyvale down through cupertino, some very light rain showers. this will be the order of the day. the on and off light rain showers. santa cruz mountains, los gatos. into the afternoon light rain to just dry skies until later on. and that's when the last very strong system comes our way with heavy rain, gusty winds and the potential for flooding. katie. >> thank you, lisa. >> flood warnings are in effect for sonoma county as the water levels in several rivers and creeks continue to rise. we are live in petaluma where willowbrook creek is a good example. k. he ra. >> katie, two days ago willowbrook creek was completely empty. yesterday it filled almost to its limit. it's happening all over sonoma county. rivers and creeks filling either to their limits or unfortunately in some cases over their limits. one man tells us he watched the banks of the r
in the north coast, pushing into crescent city. this where is the leading edge of the cold front is. it has to swing south and we are doing for heavy around and wind tomorrow morning. this is the timing. 11:00 this evening, and tonight and early tomorrow morning, stormy conditions, 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., that's when we'll look for very heavy rainfall, very strong winds to move into the north bay. 6:00 a.m. red indicating very heavy rain, from napa down towards san rafael. and you'll notice as we head to the 9:00 hour, into the 11:00 hour, this cold front moves towards the south, the rain pushes south. behind it we'll see clearing rapidly, and this is good news for the rest russian river, guerneville, because it looks as the some of the levels won't be as high as we anticipated. we'll check out the latest river flow stages forecast for those two rivers, plus other advisories for the bay area in the next 24 hours. >> ama: as league just mentioned, flooding is a big concern, especially along the napa river, sergio quintana is live in napa. sergio? reporter: well, the rains have already caused
into crescent city. this where is the leading edge of the cold front is. it has to swing south and we are doing for heavy around and wind tomorrow morning. this is the timing. 11:00 this evening, and tonight and early tomorrow morning, stormy conditions, 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., that's when we'll look for very heavy rainfall, very strong winds to move into the north bay. 6:00 a.m. red indicating very heavy rain, from napa down towards san rafael. and you'll notice as we head to the 9:00 hour, into the 11:00 hour, this cold front moves towards the south, the rain pushes south. behind it we'll see clearing rapidly, and this is good news for the rest russian river, guerneville, because it looks as the some of the levels won't be as high as we anticipated. we'll check out the latest river flow stages forecast for those two rivers, plus other advisories for the bay area in the next 24 hours. >> ama: as league just mentioned, flooding is a big concern, especially along the napa river, sergio quintana is live in napa. sergio? reporter: well, the rains have already caused some problems around town near
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